"A spring hike to Fenella hut in the Kahurangi's Cobb Valley delivered a welcome surprise - fresh snow! It had started earlier in the day at much lower altitude in the valley, so by the time I reached this river as I neared the hut, it was coming thick & fast. This south island beech tree made a beautiful statement, imitating a Japanese bonsai & I struggled to lean back far enough on the bridge to get it all in (there was no way I was going to start shooting multiple images together in this weather!) Click on the image below to show a short video, it was quite a sight!"
Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic + Schneider Kreuznach 35mm blue lens
Exposure: 1/60 sec @ f16 ISO 800
Location: Cobb Valley, Kahurangi National Park
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